Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unique advantage of publishing News in YouTube. Will YouTube can be used as primary News publishing site?

I have started a website few months back for publishing latest News about Social Media.

And, we had published many latest social Media News in that website. But still this site is getting moderate number of visitors only, while we spent lot of time and effort for collecting latest news about Social Media and publishing them at appropriate time after taking certain steps to verify the reliability of the news.

So, recently I had done some analysis about making use of our efforts that are spent for publishing Latest Social Media News. And, I found the main reason why our News posts are not getting attention of many news readers.

Let me explain it in details.

Most of the Search search engines(Google, Bing) are having separate "News" tab apart from regular Web Search Tab.

For example "Google News" is popular among many people. Google won't show news from all websites in this "News" section. It will show news from only certain websites which are approved by Google as News Sites. I already applied with Google and Bing few months back for including our site in their News Index. And, I got reply from both Google and Bing saying that they will do it. But still it is not yet included in the News index. It looks like lot of time will take to include the news website into News section of the popular search Engines.

One more thing is, few News items will be getting displayed in first page of Google search results irrespective of the search rank of those news items.

For example, today (May 30th 2012) many people are searching for the keyword "Peter Carl Fabergé" as the Google is showing Doodle for the famous Russian Jeweller "Peter Carl Fabergé" today . i-e Search volume of "Peter Carl Fabergé" will be very high today.

There were lot of webpages available with good Search rank for showing information about "Peter Carl Fabergé". But Google's Search Results for the search words "Peter Carl Fabergé" will include few news items that are posted by the websites which are approved by Google as "News Site". And, they will be appearing at top of the search results while other sites with Good Search rank will be getting displayed below them.

In brief, Google will use the News articles from News sites for showing them in regular search results in addition to showing them in "News" tab. i-e The competition between the web pages for showing them in SERP (Search Engine Result Page) won't happen in equal conditions. In other words, the webpages that are part of Google News will be given higher priority over other websites.

For example, I had published News about Google Doodle at our Social Media News site at this link immediately after noticing the Google Doodle today. But this webpage didn't appear in the first page of the SERP as the RtoZ.Org is not yet included into the News Index of the Google.

And, I have noticed that apart from including News items, Google is showing YouTube videos also in the SERP. From my previous experience I had learnt that there is NO discrimination between regular videos and News Channel videos. Apart from Google Search, we can additional visitors from YouTube itself. Recently I came to know that YouTube is the most used search engine after Google.

So, I had created this video about "Peter Carl Fabergé" and uploaded it in YouTube.

Now, this YouTube video is getting more visitors than the News page. (YouTube hasn't updated the public views count yet. I think it will do tomorrow. I am seeing the updated view count from Adsense report) So, I had decided that I should publish the latest news in YouTube than publishing it in till Google is including into their News index.

I would like to know the disadvantages of publishing news in YouTube before spending more time and effort on creating YouTube videos for telling the latest News.

One important disadvantage I already knew that errors in YouTube video can not be corrected once after uploading it. Another thing is, I heard that many people won't have enough bandwidth to see the youtube videos.

What do you think about making YouTube as primary News publishing Site? You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.

Personally I am seeing more advantages in spending time on YouTube for publishing latest News. Because my Adsense report is showing Good RPM comparing to my other websites. I think it is because of pre-roll ads in the YouTube.

Anyway, I would like to know the hidden risks or future risks associated with using YouTube as primary News publishing sites.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Reason why Facebook is NOT providing "Dislike" button

Many Facebook users are expecting to have "Dislike" button so that they can use this "Dislike" button if they don't like any particular content posted in Facebook. More than 3 Millions "Likes" for the Dislike button facebook page shows how people are very eager to get "Dislike" button in Facebook.

Anyway, Facebook is already having many options to report/hide the story/links which you don't like. But the Facebook users are willing to have exact "Dislike" button. I too had the question why Facebook is not providing "Dislike" button.

But recently I realized the reason why Facebook is NOT providing the "Dislike" button. It seems providing "Dislike" button will create mess-ups.

Let me explain it completely.

Last week, I had uploaded this video about the Marriage of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with Pricilla Chan.

Immediately after uploading this video, many people clicked the "Dislike" button. Right now this video is having more "Dislikes" than the number of "Likes".

Initially I couldn't understand why this video is getting more "Dislike". So, I asked about the reason for these "Dislikes" thro' the Comments.

And, I got the answer from the replies for my comments. i-e Many people clicked the "Dislike" button in the YouTube video as they didn't like the marriage of Mark Zuckerberg with Pricilla Chan because of racism.

Now Obviously a question arises. i-e Whether the "Dislike" button in YouTube is available for signalling that the particular video is NOT Good or whether the content of the video is NOT liked by the viewer.

The other social media site "Reddit" is having equivalent of "Dislike" button (i-e Down vote". Reddit is considering the "down vote" purely as way of marking the link as spam. For example, assume that you submit a link which is telling about an excellent product release from Google. And, assume that the link is from low quality website and its way of writing is not good. If you submit this link to the "google" sub-reddit, the link will immediately get lot of "Down Votes". It doesn't mean that the Google sub-reddit users are not liking the excellent product from the Google, but it means that they were not liking the quality of the link.

Since most of the reddit users are technical users, everyone in reddit is understanding it clearly and they are using it properly. I didn't see any confusion there.

But YouTube is used by various kinds of people. We can not expect everyone to understand it properly. So, ideally YouTube should not give any importance to the number of likes and number of dislikes while setting search rank for the video. But it looks like YouTube is giving weightage for the number of "Dislikes" while deciding the search rank. i-e If the video gets more and more Dislikes then it will not appear in top of the search results for the related keywords.

And interestingly, I have noticed that more "dislikes" in particular video affects the other videos in the same channel. i-e Search rank for my other videos also got reduced. (But I am not sure whether it is purely because of this "dislike" issue).

To avoid all these mess-ups and confusions, I think Facebook is NOT providing "Dislike" button.

Still few people are expecting some kind of "Dislike" button in Facebook. i-e They were saying that it need not be a separate "dislike" button, but the ability to change the wordings of "like" into "dislike".

For example, if the user is reading a news of natural disaster in a website, right now he has to click the "like" button from the webpage if he wants to share this in his Facebook wall. But he will be hesitating to click the "like" button as the news is about the natural disaster. In this situation Facebook can allow to have the wording as "Dislike" (or something else) instead of the word "Like". Since Facebook is NOT providing this option, there may be some reason which I couldn't understand. If you know the reason you can share it thro' the comments.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tamil Nadu HSC (+2 ) 2012 Results Announced. Sushmita from Namakkal is State First in Plus Two

Tamilnadu Directorate of Government Examinations has announced the +2 Results today.(May 22nd, 2012)

Nearly 7.5 lakhs students in Tamil Nadu appeared for the higher secondary examination (HSC) held this March.

Overall Pass Percentage for this year is 86.7

The HSC students can see their results online at . They need to enter their Date of birth in addition to entering their registration number.
And, this year Photo of the student will be included in the Plus Two Mark Sheet to prevent any fraud.

State Level Toppers

All the Toppers (i-e Top 3 rank holders) are from the city Namakkal.

1) State 1st Rank - 1189 Marks (out of 1200)
- Sushmita from SKV Hr Sec School, Namakkal

2) State 2nd Rank - 3 Students - 1188 Marks
- T Manikandan from Vivekananda School,  Namakal
- T Kaarthika from  SKV School, Nammakkal
- B Ashok Kumar from Green Park School, Namakal

3) State 3rd Rank - 2 Students - 1187 Marks
- Maheshwari from Thiruchenkodu Vidya Vikas Girls Hr Sec School,  Namakal
- Prabha Sankari from SKV Hr Sec School, Kandampalayam, Namakal

Centum 200/200 Statistics:

 Mathematics - 2656 Students Scored 200 out of 200
(2720 students in 2011)

 Chemistry - 1444 Students Scored 200 out of 200
(1243 students in 2011)

 Physics - 142 Students Scored 200 out of 200
(646 students in 2011)

Biology - 616 Students Scored 200 out of 200

Computer - 665 Students scored 200/200

You can see the 12th Exam Results in below websites.

Photo: Sushmita - 2012 Plus two State First Rank holder

The State First Rank holder Sushmita wants to do MBBS to become a Doctor. Sushmita got  200 out of 200 in four major subjects (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biolog). The State second Rank holder Kaarthika wants to become Cardiologist from Madras Medical College.

Another second Rank holder Ashok Kumar wants to join Anna university to study ECE (Electrocinics and Communication Engineering).

Photo:  Ashok Kumar  - 2012 Plus two State Second Rank holder

The third Rank Student Maheshwari was the Topper in her SSLC Exam also.

Photo:   Maheshwari   - 2012 Plus two State Third Rank holder

Death row convict Perarivalan, sentenced in the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has topped among the 45 prisoners from various jails in the state who took the plus-two examinations in this year.  Perarivalan secured 1096 out of 1200 - a score of 91.3 per cent. Perarivalan  already completed his Masters in computer applications (MCA) and waiting for results.  MCA degrees from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) did not require a plus-two pass.  Anyway, he wanted to  finish formal 12th class pass so that he can do Ph.D.

Vasundhara Devi,  director of government examination, informed that Students can apply for getting photo copies (Xerox copies) of their Answer sheets and  can apply for re-totaling from May 23 rd (Wednesday) till May 25th (Friday).
 The application forms will be available at CEO offices in all District, and it won't be available at DPI complex.

Students can get their Mark Sheets on May 30th from their Schools.

Those who have failed in this current exam can get the application for writing re-exam from the District CEO offices starting from May 23 rd to May 28th.

Exam Fees for getting Answer Sheet copy, re-totaling and  Revaluation

SubjectAnswer sheet copyRe-TotalRevaluation
Language SubjectRs.550Rs.305 (Biology too) Rs. 1010
Other SubjectRs. 275Rs. 205Rs. 505

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Will Social Media News overtake Traditional Media News?

Social Media especially Facebook and Twitter are growing very fast. And, they are becoming professional/business tools. I had published many posts about the fast growth of the Social Media. And, we had created many scripts for utilizing the Social Media effectively for the business growth.

Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had published his marriage photo in his Facebook profile. Since his marriage was happened secretly without the knowledge of the traditional Media (i-e Television and Print Media).

My facebook News Feed was immediately updated with the Mark Zuckerberg's Marriage photo within few minutes. So, I was able to get the news quickly without requiring the print media or television or any news reporters.

And, therefore I just prepared a simple video about the marriage of Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan using the information available from Facebook profile of Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan. And, then I uploaded this video in YouTube before the main stream sites publish the News about Mark Zuckerberg's marriage.

You can watch below this video.

This video may not be high quality. But it conveyed the message about surprise marriage of Mark Zuckerberg before the mainstream media publish this news.

So, thousands of people started viewing this video. From this incident we can clearly understand that the social Media is competing high with the mainstream media. But I am not sure whether Social Media can overtake the traditional media. Because the social Media used to give and spread lot of fake news. It is very difficult to authenticate the reliability of the Social Media News.

What do you think about the Future of Social Media in the News delivering part? Will it overtake Traditional Media?

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Software Development Best Practices [Video]

Watch below the video explaining Best Practices that are required to do Software Development efficiently.

You can share thro' comments if you want to include any other best practices.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

IIT JEE 2012 Results Announced. Arpit Aggarwal from Faridabad (Delhi) has topped IIT JEE 2012

The results for the IIT JEE 2012 were declared today (Friday, May 18th, 2012).

We can see IIT JEE Results 2012 on IIT Websites:

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are a group of 16 autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India.  Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an annual college entrance examination which is used as the sole admission criteria by the sixteen  IITs.

Arpit Aggarwal from Delhi has topped the IIT JEE this year. Bijoy Kocjhar from Chandigarh and Nishant Kaushik from Bhilai are 2nd and 3rd respectively. Arpit Agarwal is the student of Faridabad's Modern Vidya Niketan School, and his score in IIT-JEE 2012 is 385 out of 401.

Photo Credit: MVN School, Faridabad (IBNLive)

27 of the 30 students from Bihar’s Super 30, a free coaching centre for underprivileged students, have cracked the highly competitive IIT-JEE 2012. The successful candidates include the wards of a truck mechanic, a farmer, a daily-wage labourer and vendors.

"All of them have managed to successfully chase their IIT-JEE dreams at Super 30 with their commitment and hard work" Super 30′s founder-director Anand Kumar told.

Admission would be granted based on the All India Rank, category rank, and the choices submitted by candidates at the time of counselling.

Candidates who clear IIT-JEE 2012 will have to submit a physical fitness certificate before admission.

More than 5.6 lakh students had appeared for the IIT-JEE on April 8, 2012. The maximum number of applications are for IIT-JEE 2012 came from Kanpur zone followed by Madras zone. The exams were held at 1,067 centres across the country for admission to nearly 9,600 undergraduate seats in the 16 IITs.

Find below the Official websites of various IITs. And, the results can be accessed thro' interactive voice response system (IVRS) also.

And, we  can get the previous years  JEE questions with Answers in official IIT site.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Listed our Social Media News Site RtoZ.Org for sales in Flippa Auction.

I have started a Tech news site few months back for giving latest news about Social Media especially about Google, Facebook and Twitter.

The domain name "RtoZ.Org" is more appropriate for giving the Social Media News, as the Facebook former Marketing Director Randi zuckerberg is planning to bring a huge social media firm which may have the keyword "RtoZ" in its name (either RtoZMedia or R to Z Studios). And, I am sure that this name will be easy to remember and type.

This site is having more than 150 unique posts (News articles). And, Google will index the new posts immediately. So, this site can be used for giving tech news about trending topics. For example, this site had appeared in front page of Google on April 24th for the Trending keyword. So, the adsense income on that day alone is $220.(refer the screenshot)

This site "" is having huge earning potential. But, right now the traffic and income are insignificant as we focused more on adding News than promoting the site and doing monetization. Anyway, we had done lot of link building for improving the SEO value. I already applied for including this site to Google News and Bing News and waiting for them to include it.

I had set very low BIN price for this site as I decided sell this site quickly. Because I am having lot of other important plans (e.g starting our own automatic resume submission service, making our site as the Top motivational Quotes site, etc) to execute soon. So, I keep both the Reserve price and BIN price very low to complete the sales soon.

And, note that this is NOT an Autoblog. The buyer of this site should update the Tech news manually.

If you are interested to use this opportunity, you can add your bid here. is For Sale on Flippa!

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Top 10 Facebook Tips

Social Media especially Facebook is Growing very fast. Most of the companies are using Facebook to promote their products and Services.

It is important to use the Facebook very carefully. Read below Top 10 Facebook Tips.

1. Use strict privacy settings. Don't keep your personal details (Date of Birth and Place) public to prevent the thieves to steal away your financial life and credit.

2. Pre-approve tags. Choose the settings that allow you to see everything you've been tagged in (including photos) before the tag links to your page. It is very important because the strangers can tag inappropriate photos with your profile, and it will spoil your reputation.

3. Employers commonly peruse Facebook to determine who to hire (or not), so be careful about your Facebook updates.

4. Don't leave any clues about your password on your Facebook profile.

5. Keep separate Facebook fan page if you sell any product or service. Don't use your profile/wall to post details about your products or services.

6. Don't post links/url of your website or blog posts in your Facebook friend's wall. They may choose to hide it. It will signal the Facebook to reduce priority to your updates in News feed. Instead post your links in your own wall. And, never ask the Facbook users to like/share your updates. And, reduce the use of Hash tags.

7. Connect your Facebook updates with other social media sites (e.g Twitter) so that you need NOT post your updates many times in various social media sites.

8. Don't post your vacation plans in Facebook.

9. Ignore any irrelevant Facebook Game requests received from strangers and block any further Game requests.

10. Remember to logout from your facebook account when using it from public computers.

Watch the below video to see these top 10 Facebook tips as Video.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Updated Card Matching Memory Game site with new Design and Bug fixes.

Few months back we have launched a website "PlayMemoryGame.Com" for allowing the users to play Card Matching Memory Game.
And, we had added Games in various Topics including the topics that will be attracting the kids too.

I came to know that this Card Matching Game was having some small bugs that were showing up in specific situations.

Now, our Team has fixed these bugs. And, apart from fixing the bugs, our Team had improved the look and feel of the site. We grouped the topics under various categories so that the player can easily choose his favorite topics.

And, we had done some more tweakings to make it more SEO friendly and Social Media friendly. For example we updated the script to keep the meta description unique. And, we added Favicon.

Right now, this site is not getting much traffic. But I am planning to bring more visitors to this site by putting the links of this site in our other sites once after completing our Testing.

Let me ( know if you still find any bug in this site. And, If you are interested to buy this site you can contact me with your offer price.

And, if you want to buy the script alone (i-e without domain and data) you can refer this page.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Google shows summary info of Famous persons, Books, Places and Films at Right Side Bar of SERP

Today I have noticed that Google is showing Summary information at right side bar while searching some kind of keywords like famous person name (e.g Obama), Places (e.g New York City, Delhi), Books, and Films.

For example, when I searched for "Abraham Lincoln", Google showed photo of Abraham Lincoln, brief introduction about Lincon, a link to wikipedia page about Lincoln, and key details like Born, Height, Spouse, and Children.

It seems this new feature is working on Mozilla Firefox only. When I tested it in Google Chrome, it didn't work. And, it works only if I have logged in with my Google Account.

I am not sure whether I am just noticing the old feature of Google today only, or Google is going to release it in future. Because I haven't seen any updates in Google official blogs in recent days. You can share your thoughts thro' the comments section if you know more about this new feature.

updates on May 18
Google has given more details about this new feature. This new feature is part of Google's new initiative "Knowledge Graph".

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top 5 GPS Tracking Software for 2012

This Article is a Guest Post.

GPS tracking software is a device that uses global positioning system for determining the exact location of vehicles and other assets to which it is attached. This software sends a feedback about their location at regular intervals.

GPS tracking devices are in increasing demand in industrial sector. The primary reason for the use of the GPS tracking software by the industries is ability to detect the position of stolen cars or other automobiles. This software also ensures the products are safely transported to their destination. Here is the list of 5 GPS tracking software which can be used both for business and personal use:

1. GPSGate
This tracking software was made in 2004 and since then it has been used by number of individual. The beauty of this software is that it lets you the GPS between many applications. This device works with all devices that have Bluetooth and USB and you don’t need to install any other driver. Using this software you can make your portable GPS navigation device as the receiver for your devices to be tracked.

2. GPS Global Asset Tracker
This tracking device comes without a monthly subscription that means the owner can activate the global asset tracker when your asset is misplaced or stolen. But it will continue to giving you updates even when inactive. It operates with very low battery requirements and can operate up to 3 years without charging.

3. WorldTracker PLD
WorldTracker personal locator device has gain popularity as a personal safety device. This GPS device is capable of feeding tracking information up to 2 weeks with a since recharge of the battery. It can be used worldwide and gives the tracking information via GPRS or SMS every 5 sec and even works inside buildings and parking places. It has in built motion sensor and has an eavesdropping mode by which you can hear the conversation happening around the device. It comes at a very affordable price of an individual to buy.

4. BuddyWay
Buddyway is free tracking software for mobile devices that allows you to track any mobile phone or such accessories when misplaced or stolen. For this software to work your device should have an inbuilt GPS system. It gives you the tracking information in real time. After you have registered and installed the software in your device you can even share the trips with your friends or save it in the google map for a later reference.

5. GPserv
This software works with any model which has a GPS tracker. It gives the information for single or groups of trackers which can range up to hundreds. This tracking software displays the required information using Google maps, Google Earth or visual earth. It comes with an inbuilt SOS alarms and movement with warning sounds. You can even the preferred language according to your need.
GPS market is expanding profoundly as more and more people are finding a need to track their assets. One of the benefits of the software is its cost-effectiveness; which is inexpensive considering the vital information they provide.

About the author: Kelly is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Indian Civil services (UPSC) Exam 2011 results declared. Shena Aggarwal is the Topper

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) of India has declared the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2011 results.

A total number of 910 candidates have been recommended for appointment including 420 General (including 21 Physically Challenged candidates), 255 Other Backward Classes (including 8 Physically Challenged candidates), 157 Scheduled Castes (including 4 Physically Challenged candidate) and 78 Scheduled Tribes candidates.

UPSC has a "Facilitation Counter" near Examination Hall Building in its campus. Candidates can obtain any information / clarification regarding their examinations / recruitments on the working days between 1000 hours to 1700 hours in person or over telephone Nos.23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543. Result will also be available on the UPSC’s Website

This result is making appointment to below posts.

(i) Indian Administrative Service (IAS);
(ii) Indian Foreign Service (IFS);
(iii) Indian Police Service; (IPS)
(iv) Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.

 The Indian Civil Service serves as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. India's best brains strive for entry into the Indian Civil Services as IAS, IFS or IPS officers.

Even though corporate jobs offer the best of salaries and perks, a majority of youngsters and their parents still want an entry to the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

Find below the list of Toppers. You can see the complete list here.


Woman Candidate Shena Aggarwal (Roll No. 233541) has secured the First Rank in the Civil Servcies Main Exam.  Previous year (2010 UPSE Exam) also Women take top ranks.

Shena Aggarwal is from Yamunanagar, Haryana. She is the Daughter of Dr. C K Gupta and Pinky Aggarwal. Shena Aggarwal was the All India topper of CBSE PMT exam 2004. Shena got 305th rank in 2010 Civil Service Exam. Shena Aggarwal  had done MBBS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.

The 2nd ranker is Rukmani Riar has done Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

And the 3rd Ranker Prince Dhawan  had completed M. Tech (Elect. Engg) from IIT, Delhi .

 A record number of 472290 candidates applied for the preliminary examination. And only 243003 candidates actually appeared for the preliminary Exam. 11984 candidates were declared qualified for the Main written examination held in October-November, 2011 out of which 2417 candidates were selected for the Personality Test conducted in March-April, 2012.  Finally, 910 candidates (715 male & 195 female) were recommended for appointment to the IAS, IFS, IPS and other Central Services against 1001 reported vacancies.

The top 25 candidates include 19 male (including 01 visually challenged candidate) and 06 female candidates.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Workaround for solving Skype Installation problem

 Today I got the below error message when trying to install the Skype which is very useful for communicating online as well as with Phones.

We are having problems connecting to the download server
To download an alternative insallter for skype, click the "Download" button
 I got similar error message even after clicking the "Download" button as suggested in the error message.

This error message was shown on only one machine which was installed with Skype previously few years back and then uninstalled. And, fresh installation of skype in other machines were completed successfully without getting any error message.

After doing some google search I came to know about below work around, and it worked perfectly.

i-e Once after getting the error message, I found a Skype.msi at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype\{some class id}. On double clicking this Skype.msi starts the Skype installation, and the skype installation was completed successfully without any further errors.

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